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    Re: Still Life 2022

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    Scale, 2022
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    Re: Still Life 2022

    Thanks Jim. I agree, terrific heads; I used the Baco Junior with 4x5. This one was given to me by Brett Weston when I was eighteen and starting with the 8x10.

    There is a story: After...
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    Postal Scale & Shadow, 2022
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    Re: Darkroom vs Scanning

    Most welcome John. Profound and simply stated by Stieglitz 100 years ago.
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    Re: Darkroom vs Scanning

    In 1924 Stieglitz began printing with silver while stating:

    "The quality of touch in its deepest living sense is inherent in my photographs. When that sense of touch is lost the heartbeat of the ...
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    Re: Darkroom vs Scanning

    Your question appears partly driven by cost, convenience and time. What is the desired end use of your prints? Personal pleasure, fine art sales, fame?

    The comparisons of process have been a topic...
  7. Thread: Sculpture

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    Re: Sculpture

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    "The Spirit Catcher", Artist: Ron Baird --- Barrie, Ontario
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    Re: Still Life 2022

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    Baco Head, 2022
  9. Re: Andy Grundberg, former NYT's art critic and whereabouts

    PM sent.
  10. Re: Gallery owner arrested for forged and stolen Ansel Adams photographs

    Vaughn, I had the same thought; likely matted from the calendars. I just pulled out my '86 Ansel calendar and the reproductions are indeed excellent, printed by Gardner/Fulmer Lithograph, of course....
  11. Re: Gallery owner arrested for forged and stolen Ansel Adams photographs

    Sorry Jim, never Brett. It was Kim Weston.

    Best,
    Merg
  12. Re: "Poll" Question: Do you use a footswitch for your enlarger?

    Always have, going back sixty years. One for enlarger and one for contact printing (different timers.)
  13. Re: Gallery owner arrested for forged and stolen Ansel Adams photographs

    This unfortunate situation should not reflect poorly on Tom Halsted, who opened the gallery in 1969 as noted. Tom died in 2018 at the age of 81. He was a founding member of AIPAD, and also...
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    Re: Focus Magazine scam ?

    You may find this thread of interest. Scroll through, and you will discover David Spivak's view on such matters.
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    Re: Focus Magazine scam ?

    Do a search for David Spivak on this forum.
  16. Bay Area Photo Fest in Oakland, CA - October 15, 2022

    Please scroll through this site for more information.

    Hope you will join us.

    https://www.ebpco.org/events/ebpcofest/2022
  17. Re: Bill Owens, CPA Gallery, Carmel, CA Exhibit/Talk, Oct.-Nov. 2022

    Reminder, event is this Saturday, October 8th in Carmel.
  18. Re: Bill Owens, CPA Gallery, Carmel, CA Exhibit/Talk, Oct.-Nov. 2022

    Hi Rorye, nice to hear from you.

    No, I will not be there, but have fond memories of that little gallery at Sunset Center. It was the birthplace of the Friends of Photography, led by Ansel and his...
  19. Bill Owens, CPA Gallery, Carmel, CA Exhibit/Talk, Oct.-Nov. 2022

    https://photography.org/event/future-exhibition-bill-owens-suburbia-50th-anniversary/
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    Re: Still Life 2022

    Thank you, Pat. The finished project will be a triptych; still working on it.

    Best,
    Merg
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    Re: Still Life 2022

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    Old Track Slices #2
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  22. Talk by National Park Service photographer, Oakland, CA/ August 21

    https://www.ebpco.org/events/2022/8/21
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    Re: Still Life 2022

    Thank you, Pieter. It's a work in progress, with potential.
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    Re: how old are we?

    Kirk, I may be an inspiration, but I think the beard belongs to Vaughn. He is an inspiration for sure!

    Really glad you checked in, I often think of those days way back when we corresponded.

    All...
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    Re: how old are we?

    And always great to hear from you, Kirk.

    I turned 81 in June. Was in the darkroom a couple of days ago, still all silver.

    Best,
    Merg
  27. Brett Weston Exhibit / San Jose Museum of Art, CA / July, 2022 - January, 2023

    https://sjmusart.org/exhibition/brett-weston
  28. Re: What will happen to your negatives in "the end"?

    David, it appears we may have crossed paths on the UC campus. However, as my job with ASUC Graphic Arts was full-time, I took evening classes at Merritt College.

    When I was hired in 1961, among my...
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    Re: post your urban landscapes

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  30. Re: What will happen to your negatives in "the end"?

    There is something to be said for the preservation of historically significant negatives and prints. My story:

    Several years ago I had the opportunity to rescue a large archive of historical...
  31. Re: What will happen to your negatives in "the end"?

    Brett did have a plan; it was to destroy all of his negatives when he turned 80. It was a decision he made at the conclusion of spending a year printing from 800+ of Edward's negatives (the Print...
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    Re: Post Your Waterfalls

    Have you considered presenting this as a horizontal, with severe crop of top and bottom? I like the absence of clues to scale. In any event, very interesting photograph; I've returned several times...
  33. Imo & Friends exhibition @ Scott Nichols Gallery / Sonoma, CA

    https://www.scottnicholsgallery.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Press-Release-Scott-Nichols-Gallery-20220625-Imo-Friends.pdf
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    Richard (Dick) Garrod 1924-2022

    I just learned from his son Michael, that Dick Garrod recently passed away. There are members of this forum familiar with Dick's work and passion for fine art black and white photography. He would...
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    Re: Potassium Ferricyanide question

    Vaughn has given a good answer.

    You may also find this helpful; scroll down to #10 & #11 for tips from Bruce Barnbaum. He is skilled at the process.
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    Re: Post Your Photos Made At Close Distance

    Hi Alan. Good guess! This is the story.

    It was taken on a 1954 photo trip with my father, Brett Weston, and Brett's wife Dody. I was thirteen. We were starting a week-long winter trip heading to...
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    Re: My Show in Klamath Falls, Oregon

    Congratulations, Gregg! Some really fine b&w work on your website.

    Best,
    Merg
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    Ice, Echo Pass, CA 1954

    4x5, 250mm Zeiss Tessar
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    Re: Nighttime is the right time!

    Sad to hear the news. His photography has been a pleasure to view. RIP.
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    Re: Keeping or tossing prints?

    Good routine. And only show your best work.

    Thanks,
    Merg
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